Hundreds of thousands of people living in the United States die every single year from taking pharmaceutical drugs that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved as “safe and effective.” But rather than take a step back and reevaluate its criteria for assessing and approving so-called “medicine,” the FDA has instead decided to target the budding medicinal cannabis industry over alleged “safety concerns.”
In a press announcement, the FDA indicated that it recently issued warnings to 15 different companies for “illegally” selling products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, a perfectly harmless and highly beneficial constituent of the cannabis plant that’s helping millions of people and their pets find truly safe and effective relief from an array of health problems.
According to the FDA, CBD is somehow a major “safety concern” because it’s never undergone a multi-million dollar “analysis” by the FDA in the same way that synthetic pharmaceutical drugs routinely have to in order to gain the FDA’s official stamp of approval. CBD is thus “illegal,” according to the FDA, and must be banned as quickly as possible in order to maintain a “safe” society that’s free of all “dangerous” herbal and botanical remedies.
In its announcement, the FDA indicated that it will not even grant CBD “generally recognized as safe,” or GRAS, status because of an alleged “lack of scientific information supporting the safety of CBD in food.” The FDA’s “qualified experts,” the agency has indicated, do not see CBD as “safe,” and thus are exerting undue control over the entire American population by restricting its use in food and beverages.
Claiming that it maintains “rigorous public health standards,” the FDA hilariously wants us all to believe that this decision stems from the FDA’s commitment to keeping Americans “safe,” even as at least 35,000 Americans die every year from FDA-approved antibiotics alone….
The FDA doesn’t actually care about your health, otherwise the agency would address the myriad of FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs that are killing Americans left and right. Not only is the FDA not making it a priority to address this major public health threat, the FDA isn’t even addressing it at all, even as it spends all of its time going after cannabis, raw milk, and other natural products that actually help people.
In states where cannabis is legal, pharmaceutical-related deaths have plummeted by at least 25 percent…
The FDA is one of the biggest corporations in the corruption industry. While corruption is a major export of the USA and helps with the balance of payments deficit, the FDA’s refusal to put its shares on the stock market keeps its profits confined to the washington swamp when there are hungry crooks all over the country.
Isn’t it time to recognize the business model here so we can at least regulate the “regulators”?